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Monday, May 1, 2023

Your Value to God

 

 

You are valuable to God. God declared your value the moment Jesus died for you. His value—His worth—His righteousness became your value, your worth, and your righteousness when you believed by faith in Jesus’ finished work of grace in your life. 

 

You experience fear when you are not sure what you are worth to God—when you question how much He values you. Fear distracts you from believing what God has promised you in His Word. It keeps you from receiving what can only be received when you are at peace in your relationship with Him. Doubt in your value to God—doubt in your right standing with Him—keeps you from believing in His faithfulness to you.  

 

Don’t allow anything to distract you from the value God has put on your life. Don’t let anything distract you from what God has given you to accomplish. Just as Nehemiah told those who came to distract him from his work, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you” (Nehemiah 6:3)?

 

When you know your value to God, you will be unconcerned about the opinions of others just as Nehemiah was. You will be assured of your worth and of your purpose. You will not turn from who you are in Christ or from the purpose God has given you. You will not allow anything to distract you.

 

When you know who you are in Christ, you see distraction for what it is—a tool of the enemy to question your value to God. You see distraction as a tool of the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy your trust in God’s faithfulness to use you. When you live out of the righteousness Jesus has given you, the power of things and people to pull you away from God’s purpose in your life will be overcome.

 

Jesus overcame the greatest distraction of the enemy to keep Him from His purpose. By the righteousness He imputed to you, you also overcome the distraction of the enemy to keep you from God’s work in your life.

 

You can’t change what is past. It is done. It is finished. Jesus died to make you a new creation—to give you the value God placed on His life. That is your value to God. That is your worth to God. Jesus who had no sin became your sin so you might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

You are born again of God’s incorruptible truth. In Christ you overcome. God is faithful. Faith in Him is your victory. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not unto your own understanding. Know the righteousness that is yours in Christ, and stand in it.

 

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

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